East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

New director appointed

Voting 5 to 3, the East Penn Board of School Directors chose Jeff Jankowski to fill a seat recently vacated by Seth Flanders at its May 13 meeting. Having resigned in April, Flanders and his family relocated to Milwaukee, Wis., where he had started a new job.

Jankowski was immediately sworn in and will finish out the rest of Flanders’ term, which ends in December.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

May 9

Allentown Garden Club meeting 12:30 p.m. at the lower level of the Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Jack Jones, J.J. Woodcrafts, will present unique, one-of-a-kind, birdhouses and bird feeders crafted from old barn wood. Many birdhouses will be offered for sale. The public is welcome.

May 11

Allentown Garden Club’s annual plant sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 207 N. 27th St., Allentown, just north of the Allentown Rose Garden. The greatest volume of the plants are perennials and come from our members’ gardens.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Memorial Day activities planned

Jeffrey and Steffany Hartman, along with their attorney, requested a sidewalk waiver at the May 6 Macungie Borough Council meeting. They have lived at their residence since 1996 and requested the waiver due to the sloping of the property and the growth of trees. It is suggested cutting into the tree roots could kill the 80-year-old trees.

There was a waiver filed and approved in 2001; however, it was noted this was not permanent.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Weiner tract to be sub-divided into eight parcels

At the May 2 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, it was announced the property along Sauerkraut Lane, Brookside Road and Wild Cherry Lane, known as the Weiner tract is being subdivided into eight parcels. Two parcels are part of the 500-year flood plain and will be added to the township’s Greenway system. Five parcels will remain farmland and one parcel could be developed as it is heavily wooded which does not allow for farming.

The plan was approved by the commissioners.

Musikfest announces 36th year lineup

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Chainsmokers, Brad Paisley, Incubus, Weezer, Godsmack, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Scythian, Guster and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 36th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 2-11 in Bethlehem, will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.

Artists performing at Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage main stage this year include:

Aug. 1: Earth, Wind & Fire (Special Preview Night)


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News


The borough’s first annual Dumpster Day has a date of Oct. 5, which was announced at the Emmaus Borough meeting May 6.

Councilman and head of the health, sanitation and codes committee Jeff Shubzda, said they will “have to go over the logistics and the details” of the event more thoroughly during committee meetings.

Per the last committee meeting notes, the event would include “household hazardous waste, most likely e-waste, a metal recycling dumpster, most likely a contractor for Freon and a tire dumpster.”